Incredible Early 20th Century Photo of Georgetown University

This is an amazing old photograph with incredible detail.

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Georgetown University from observatory (Library of Congress)
Georgetown University from observatory (Library of Congress)

This was dug up in the Library of Congress archives.

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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View of the east and south elevations of Mrs. E. D. E. N (Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte) Southworth's cottage, located at the southwest corner of Prospect and 36th Streets NW. In background can be seen 1224 36th Street NW whose Prospect Street elevation is painted with "Drink Coca-Cola."

Quaint Old Southworth Cottage at 36th and Prospect in Georgetown

Another great find courtesy of Dig DC and the DC Public Library.This is the Southworth …

  • publius washingtoniensis

    The Healy Building was substantially completed by 1879, so that sets the earliest year for this photo. Ryan Hall, which replaced Old South in 1905, does not appear in the photo, so 1904 probably sets the latest possible year for this photo.